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Effect of Polarization on Steel Embedded in Simulated Piling Specimens Evaluated by Critical Chloride Threshold

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2007
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Critical chloride threshold, CT values for initiation of reinforced steel corrosion m mortar typical of Florida coastal bridge substructures were determined in laboratory tests. Previous research has reported CT values that vary by more than an order-of-magnitude, making design life estimation for structures difficult. On this basis, experiments on piling type specimens focused on [Cl-] contamination in the splash zone and coupling of this steel to a large surface area submerged anode. The lower portion of simulated piling was immersed and the region above the waterline periodically sprayed with NaCI solution. Corrosion potential with respect to height above the waterline was monitored. A temporary depolarization method for determining as to whether or not corrosion had initiated is proposed. Chloride distribution at the reinforcement-concrete interface was determined in piling using energy dispersive x-ray analysis and related to height with respect to the waterline. Chloride threshold was related to corrosion potential.
Title: Effect of Polarization on Steel Embedded in Simulated Piling Specimens Evaluated by Critical Chloride Threshold.
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Name(s): Tanner, Russell
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2007
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 106 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Critical chloride threshold, CT values for initiation of reinforced steel corrosion m mortar typical of Florida coastal bridge substructures were determined in laboratory tests. Previous research has reported CT values that vary by more than an order-of-magnitude, making design life estimation for structures difficult. On this basis, experiments on piling type specimens focused on [Cl-] contamination in the splash zone and coupling of this steel to a large surface area submerged anode. The lower portion of simulated piling was immersed and the region above the waterline periodically sprayed with NaCI solution. Corrosion potential with respect to height above the waterline was monitored. A temporary depolarization method for determining as to whether or not corrosion had initiated is proposed. Chloride distribution at the reinforcement-concrete interface was determined in piling using energy dispersive x-ray analysis and related to height with respect to the waterline. Chloride threshold was related to corrosion potential.
Identifier: FA00012560 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Reinforced concrete construction
Steel, Structural--Corrosion
Chlorides
Corrosion and anti-corrosives
Seawater corrosion
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